Remote Program
MakeCode Arcade Online

Program Overview

In this program, students take on the role of game designers to create an 8-bit arcade-style video game about a chosen topic. Learning about game mechanics and structure, students code their own game using a fun and easy-to-use coding platform. By breaking down a topic into various parts and communicating it to others through a game, students can gain a deeper understanding of their chosen subject.

Year Level

Year 8-12


0-30 minutes


Term 1 - 4


2 Days


50 students
More Information:

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Industry Focus

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Game Development

Never coded? No problem.

The coding platform – MakeCode Arcade – uses a system of tool drawers and drag and drop blocks so users can quickly and easily learn game design in a free browser-based environment which is colourful and welcoming.

What topics do we normally cover?

The program links strongly with the Year 7 curriculum but can easily be adapted to any year level or topic.

Session 1
Short (2 Hours)
Intro and Game Mechanics
Long (5+ Hours)
Intro and Research
Session 2
Short (2 Hours)
Storyboard and Build Time
Long (5+ Hours)
Game Mechanics and Ideation
Session 3
Short (2 Hours)
Long (5+ Hours)
Storyboard and MakeCode Introduction
Session 4
Short (2 Hours)
Long (5+ Hours)
Build and Test
Session 5
Short (2 Hours)
Long (5+ Hours)
Finalise and Pitch

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